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  • Writer's pictureSarah Carlson

3 Ways to be Financially Independent in Marriage

Financial independence is a term often used when discussing personal finance. It’s the ability to cover one’s own expenses without assistance from others. In marriage, financial independence is especially important for women.

In my upcoming book, Facing Financial Fears, you'll learn how to chart your own course for financial success. Women are often juggling many responsibilities and don’t want to be financially dependent on their husband. Here are three ways to achieve financial independence in marriage.

Work Towards Your Own Career Goals

In order to be financially independent, you need to have your own source of income. This may mean working towards your own career goals.

If you don’t have your own income, you will be financially dependent on your husband. You may also want to consider getting a part-time job or starting your own business.

Save Up an Emergency Fund

One of the best ways to achieve financial independence is to save up an emergency fund. This will give you a safety net in case you lose your job or your husband loses his job.

It’s also a good idea to have an emergency fund in case of unexpected medical expenses. Having an emergency fund will help you feel more secure and less dependent on your husband financially.

Create a Budget and Stick to It

Another way to achieve financial independence is to create a budget and stick to it. When you create a budget, you will know exactly how much money you have coming in and going out each month.

This will help you make informed decisions about your spending and help you save money. It’s also a good idea to start a discussion about having separate bank accounts so that you can manage your own finances independently.


Financial independence is important for women who want to be independent in marriage. There are many ways to achieve financial independence, but some of the best ways are to work towards your own career goals, save up an emergency fund, and create a budget and stick to it. With hard work and dedication, you can achieve financial independence and live the life you want.

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